Movies like Rugged Gold

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Rugged Gold (1994)
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Rugged Gold (1994)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman struggles to survive in the Alaskan frontier after separating from her family because of an earthquake.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: missing child, isolation, remarry, survival, golddigger, wilderness, catastrophe, adventure, family relations, parents and children, disaster, escapades, forces of nature, child in peril, heroic mission, christmas, dog, dancing, prospector, winter, bear, wedding, gold, pregnancy, earthquake ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alaska

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Most similar movies to Rugged Gold

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and captivating films with plots about escapades, danger, survival, adventure, wilderness, catastrophe and forces of nature mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Rugged Gold: Anything to Survive (1990), To Brave Alaska (1996), Never Cry Wolf (1983), The Aviator (1985), The Red Tent (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: wilderness, island, family relations, rescue, survival, disaster, forces of nature, siblings relations, isolation, family in danger, showbiz, battle zone ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, survival, wilderness, pets, disorder, confined, adventure, escapades, human spirit, fish out of water, isolation, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, breathtaking ...
Plot: wilderness, dog sled, adventure, mountain, wolf, snow, biologist, survival, mouse, escapades, dangerous animal, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, rescue, survival, human spirit, adventure, against the odds, forces of nature, isolation, save the day, daring rescue, opposites attract, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.9
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disaster, survival, leadership, heroes, zeppelin, rescue attempt, wilderness, isolation, forces of nature, disgraced, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 21K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, treasure, friendship, pets, wilderness, adventure, gold, dog sled, survival, daring rescue, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 6K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, wolf, adventure, survival, wolf pack, wilderness, society, little boy, animal life, animal attack, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 269
Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, island, forces of nature, escapades, shipwreck, family relations, isolation, human spirit, stranded, storm, ship ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.6
 2K
Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, animal life, human spirit, forces of nature, wilderness, against the odds, heroes, adventure, pets, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 50s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 784
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, survival, estrangement, confined, isolation, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, friendship, mountain, friends, inventions and discoveries, animal life, pets, heroes, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, yukon, london, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 584
St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, disaster, volcano, evacuation, society, journalism, escapades, adventure, racism, wilderness, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: oregon, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, couples, escapades, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, americana, culture clash, colonialism, adventure, heroes, society, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 715
The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, adventure, family relations, farm, wilderness, elderly, isolation, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, power relations, aging, wisdom of life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 505
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, escapades, ocean, lost at sea, rescue, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 255
Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, ocean, inventions and discoveries, forces of nature, ship, rescue, coast guard, battles, helicopter, fisherman, fishing boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, hunting, animal attack, filmmaking, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: wilderness, disaster, rescue, survival, snowstorm, cave, mountain, catastrophe, forces of nature, isolation, family life, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, disaster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Flight from Ashiya (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: pilot, ocean, catastrophe, airplane, disaster, adventure, survival, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, race against time, ship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 201
The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, ocean, social differences, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, heroes, leadership, dangerous animal, confined, rivalry, escapades, adventure, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.1
 1K
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: desert island, survival, island, shipwreck, tropical island, confined, adventure, escapades, fish out of water, isolation, marooned, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: disaster, heroic mission, rescue, adventure, heroes, survival, escapades, catastrophe, child in peril, decapitation, news report, hospital ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: investigation, survival, heroic mission, uncover truth, escapades, dishonesty, disaster, forces of nature, aviation, heroes, conspiracy, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, family relations, mountain, nature, family, survival, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, animal life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, on the road, animal life, friends, hopes, survival, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: christmas, workplace situations, daring rescue, escapades, race against time, heroes, adventure, life is a bitch, disaster, labor union, catastrophe, cave ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 24K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, ocean, escapades, disaster, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, south america, cuba, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%